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Jan 22, 2010 7:03pm EST
, washington. >> couric: in california, after a week of storms, the worst may be over. outside los angeles, thousands who were evacuated because of the threat of mudslides were allowed to return home today. but there's still tkaeupbger from floodwaters. this afternoon, in fact, a german shepherd was on the verge of being swept away by the surging los angeles river. 50 firefighters came to the rescue, one lowered from a helicopter to pluck the shivering dog from the flood. the dog's doing okay but the firefighter is being treated for some bites from the frightened animal. and coming up next here on the "cbs evening news," the long journey from port-au-prince to pittsburgh to washington state for three haitian orphans. (announcer) of all the things made just for women, maybe one of the most important is centrum silver ultra women's. the complete multivitamin for women over 50. it has vitamin d, which emerging science suggests supports breast health, and more calcium for bone health. centrum silver ultra women's ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've wanted to quit smoking so many times, b
CBS
Jan 19, 2010 7:00pm EST
lack of civility in washington. >> reporter: ...has gained traction with some voters. >> there's just a hope that, you know, a different approach could turn things around. i just don't believe it. >> reporter: you're voting for coakley. >> definitely. >> reporter: a coakley loss would make waves well beyond the bay state. >> if the democrats can't hold a massachusetts senate seat former senator ted kennedy's seat, there's going to be a lot of democrats who are going to say "wow, i've got to do something to get on the right side of this political dynamic." >> reporter: if brown celebrates a victory here tonight, he's promised to become the crucial 41st vote against a health care reform package that was ted kennedy's life long dream. katie? >> couric: nancy cordes in boston tonight. nancy, thank you. john dickerson in washington is our cbs news political analyst. so, john, what happens to health care reform if scott brown wins? >> well, katie, house and senate negotiators have been working for a while on a compromise bill. that would go out the window because republicans would have the vo
CBS
Jan 20, 2010 6:30pm EST
power shift in washington. a wakeup call from voters, and a new republican coming to town. i'm katie couric. also tonight, as another major aftershock hits haiti, children are still being pulled out of the rubble more than a week after the earthquake. (cheers and applause) and a generation of americans reaches critical mass. mass media. spending as much time online as they do sleeping. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it may be just one seat, but it changes the whole political game in washington for the president and for congress. the election of scott brown as the newest senator will give republicans the 41 votes they need to filibuster any democratic bill to death, including health care reform. brown upset democrat martha coakley last night to win the massachusetts senate seat long held by ted kennedy. congressal correspondent nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, lots of wednesday-morning quarterbacking going on today and the democrats now need to throw o
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 7:09pm EST
to new york and washington in 2001 to the skies over detroit in 2009. >> al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. >> reporter: the report card is grim. between 1998 and 2001 al qaeda terrorists struck u.s. and western targets just four times. three countries were hit, 248 people were killed. then came 9/11 and those figures skyrocketed. 144 attacks in eight years by al qaeda or its affiliates. 24 countries hit. all told, including the world trade center, more than 4,300 people killed. al qaeda's main area of operations has expanded beyond afghanistan. it now has substantial bases in yemen, iraq, algeria, somalia, and kenya. home ground terrorism is also on the rise from boston to dallas to new york city. 44 plots have been uncovered in the u.s. since 9/11, 12 of those last year alone. the problem for the u.s. is personifyed in radical recruiters like shake omar bakri muhammed. he's the spiritual leader of an extremist group that's just been banned in the u.k. notorious for glorifying 9/11 and sending their members to militant trainin
CBS
Jan 29, 2010 6:30pm EST
is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." so, bob, who was right in that last exchange about the budget: the president or the congressman >> well, actually, katie, both of them, as is usually the case here. the congressman was operating from congressional budget office numbers, the president from numbers provided by by his budget director. so they both have the stats to back up their conclusion. but the truth is that these long-range projections are worthless because no one can predict events over ten years, what wars we're going to have, disasters and so on. so no one can really know how much the government will have to spend. what they do know, though, is that spending has gone through the roof and neither side has an easy answer on how to control it. >> couric: and what do you think, bob? was this meeting a game-changer, as the white house hopes? >> you know, i thought so at first. i thought it might at least be a game-starter. there was a totally different tone than what we've been seeing around here for the last few months. but then about an hour
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 6:30pm EST
washington. thanks, jan. while the president was taking on one branch of the government last night, nancy cordes tells us, he was playing peacemaker with another. >> reporter: last night, the president practically pleaded with both parties to find some common ground. >> but what frustrates the american people is a washington where every kay is election day. but it's precisely such politics that has stopped either party from helping the american people. >> reporter: any spirit of bipartisanship inspired by his words... dissipated within minutes. >> we're not going to do it. >> that's not fair. that statement, dick, that's unfair. we put -- >> reporter: on a cbs news webcast right after the speech, katie couric asked democrat dick durbin and republican eric cantor if they could work together with the president. >> katie, look, i think where the american people are is they are frustrated with the direction of this president's agenda. >> reporter: the search for common ground continued. how about the president's proposal to give community banks $30 billion so they can extend credit to
CBS
Jan 7, 2010 7:00pm EST
communications were being monitored under a court-ordered wiretap. after the washington task force decided hasan was not dangerous, it never asked to see his subsequent communications with al-awlaki. >> i think it is a real problem that you didn't have one place in one time all of the communications being evaluated. >> reporter: none of the e-mails specifically mentioned hasan's plans for a shooting rampage at fort hood, but because he was a member of the military, the f.b.i. showed them to a pentagon investigator with the note "comm" written on it. to the f.b.i. that meant "commissioned officer." the pentagon investigator thought it meant "communication." as a result, there were no red flags that an army officer was e-mailing a radical cleric suspected of being a talent spotter for al qaeda. but to the line, ketty, the lessons of the fort hood shootings were not learned in time to avert the near disaster on christmas day. >> couric: david martin at the pentagon tonight. david, thank you. now, after the attempt to blow up that northwest airlines plane on christmas day, we were told securit
CBS
Jan 8, 2010 6:30pm EST
, it has to be better than it was on christmas day. katie? >> couric: bob orr in washington. thanks, bob. turning to the economy now, the experts had been hoping, even expecting, that the latest jobs report today would show at least some improvement. but it didn't. the labor department said the unemployment rate held at 10% in december as 85,000 more jobs disappeared. and that brought job loss for the year to 3.4 million, the most since the government began keeping track back in 1939. here's anthony mason. >> reporter: the job market failed to reignite in december as employers held back, awaiting a clear signal from the economy. >> layoffs are abating, but businesses are not hiring. until they do, the coast isn't clear. >> reporter: u.p.s. said today it will cut 1,800 jobs. the so-called underemployment rate-- which includes workers who've given up looking or been forced to take part-time jobs-- is now at more than 17%. >> the road to recovery is never straight. >> reporter: there was some encouraging news. revised numbers show the economy actually gained jobs in november. only 4,00
CBS
Jan 6, 2010 7:00pm EST
but bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" and he has some insight from someone who's read the review. bob? >> reporter: katie, a person familiar with this report the president will issue says it will be a blunt, honest, warts-and-all assessment of what went wrong and how. it will tell where the breakdowns in security came, how the mistakes were made. the president will hold responsible those accountable and will put the bureaucracy on notice. he will not just outline what he expects to be done, but tomorrow he will set a series of deadlines on when he expects the corrections to be made. the president will not announce any personnel changes tomorrow. tomorrow, i am told, he will concentrate on fixing, not firing. but it won't be pretty. the way my source put it, the american people deserve an honest assessment and they and the bureaucracy are going to get it. >> couric: it should be interesting. bob schieffer. bob, thanks very much. now to the yemen connection. that's where the bombing plot allegedly was hatched, and the government there
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
just a bit. for the prosecutors today charged washington wizard star gilbert arains with felony gun possession. last week the n.b.a. put him on indefinite suspension for bringing four guns into the locker room last night. he could get five years in prison if convicted. the white house expects the financial industry to repay all but about $117 billion of their taxpayer bailout. today, the president asked congress to impose a tax on america's biggest banks to recover the rest. >> if these companies are in good enough shape to afford massive bonuses, they are surely in good enough shape to afford paying back every penny to taxpayers. >> smith: the tax needs congressional approval and republicans may try to block it saying the banks would pass the tax on to their customers. u.s. intelligence believes the attempt to blow an american jetliner out of the sky on christmas day may have been part of a larger plot against the united states. today, government officials told cbs news there is what they call an ongoing credible threat from the group behind the christmas attack al qaeda in yemen.
CBS
Jan 22, 2010 6:30pm EST
the ruins of port-au-prince to the snows of washington state, a new beginning for three haitian orphans. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. president obama would be the first to admit this hasn't been his best week. his poll numbers are down and his plans to reform health care are up in the air after democrats lost their supermajority in the senate. so today he sought to rekindle the fire with a campaign-style swing through ohio's rust belt using the word "fight" over a dozen times as he pushed for a new jobs program and health care reform. chip reid is our chief white house correspondent. chip, they're calling this the white house to main street tour, and he's really trying to show average americans he's on their side. >> reporter: that's right, katie. ever since that stunning defeat in massachusetts, we've been waiting to see if the president was going to come out fighting. today he answer that question with an emphatic yes. before a fired-up crowd in nor
CBS
Dec 31, 2009 7:00pm EST
investigating this story from the start. he joins us from washington this evening. bob. >> reporter: jeff, intelligence source now tell us that u.s.-born cleric anwar al-awlaki is emerging as a key player in that christmas day attack. as one official puts it, the radical imam is right in the middle of this. u.s. officials say anwar al-awlaki has operated around the fringes of al qaeda for nearly a decade. he counseled three of the 9/11 hijackers and early this year, he traded a series of internet messages with aaccused fort hood gunman major nay. the imam has always denied terroritize, holding himself out as a spiritual counselor to muslims. >> there's always this association between islam and terrorism. when that is not true at all. i mean, islam is a religion of peace. >> reporter: but intelligence sources say evidence shows al-awlaki is now a significant part of antibiotic in the arabian peninsula and he has recently become more of an operations guy. in the months before the attempted bombing of northwest flight 253, sources say al-awlaki and the suspect umar farouk abdulmutallab had c
CBS
Jan 1, 2010 7:00pm EST
out another top taliban commander from the haqqani network. kimberely dozier, cbs news, washington. >> glor: more on the attempt to blow up flight 253 on christmas day, the senate intelligence committee has scheduled a hearing for january 21. they're trying to figure out how the suspect was able to board a u.s.-bound flight, and as bob orr tells us tonight, the white house is conductings its own investigation. >> reporter: the president is spending the last days of his hawaiian vacation studying reports from his intelligence agencies. detailing the information and security gapes that led to the attempted bombing of northwest flight 253. while no one has yet been fired, a senior administration official signaled changes saying the failure to share information is not going to be tolerated. the c.i.a., n.s.a., national counter-terrorism center, and the state department all had bit of information about umar farouk abdulmutallab, some of it dating back to communications intercepted by the nsa in august but abdulmutallab was never put on a watch list or identified as an express until the
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 6:30pm EST
could get stuck. nancy cordes is in washington tonight. nancy, toyota is also stopping production of these vehicles next week. this is really unprecedented. >> reporter: it is completely unprecedented, katie, and one industry analyst described it to us tonight like the recall of tylenol by johnson & johnson back in 1982. it's affecting four major production plants, as you mentioned, and 2.3 million vehicles at a time when the industry can scarcely afford it. the suspension of sales includes some of toyota's most popular models, including the camry and the corolla. inn total, eight models are being pulled for now. some are 2010 model, but others date all the way back to 2005. not on the suspension list are any lexus or scion models. the problem in some of the toyota models is that the gas pedal can get stuck underneath floor mats and even in some vehicles without the presence of floor mats. the sales suspension will shut down production lines at four american factories. the malfunction has been linked to half a dozen deaths and industry experts say the fact that toyota is going to the
CBS
Jan 25, 2010 7:00pm EST
. went to washington begging for a bailout, the terms of bankruptcy meant dealerships had to close. so this was your show room? >> it was my show room. >> reporter: now it's completely empty. >> it. is. >> reporter: with no explanation bussjaeger was shut down, along with 788 chrysler dealers. g.m. wants 2,000 dealers closed by october. bussjaeger laid off 44 employees and lost about a million dollars. >> i'm still very bitter. very bitter. it's not right what happened. >> reporter: now bussjaeger and others make peace. congress ordered the them to set up an arbitration to reinstate some closed dealerships. >> the first thing would be to show process was perhaps arbitrary or unfair or that perhaps another dealer was "a worse dealer" and didn't get terminated. >> reporter: but from coast to coast, many say they're facing impossible odds. >> it's kind of like a little bit of an insult. >> reporter: in new york, former chevy dealer fred derisi says he can't afford to appeal. >> to procure the land and build a new facility it would cost $5 million. >> reporter: bussjaeger estimates he'll s
CBS
Jan 20, 2010 7:00pm EST
washington and, lara, the senate put intelligence officials in the hot seat today. >> reporter: that's right, katie. there was some tense moments when the administration's top intelligence officials all admitted failure in the attempted bombing on christmas day. >> i think everybody knows... >> reporter: the most heated exchange when senator john mccain took on the man in charge director of national intelligence admiral dennis blair. >> it's been my experience, admiral, that when the captain of the ship does something wrong the captain is relieved immediately. >> the captain is sometimes relieved and sometime he is didn't. >> i'll be glad to go over naval history with you. my question is has anybody been held accountable? >> i don't feel good about it and i'm fixing it. >> i wasn't asking it whether you're fixing it or not, admiral blair. so far it's been several weeks, no one has been held accountable. >> reporter: no one held accountable for failing to connect intelligence that would have prevented the failed bomber from ever getting on the plane. the recriminations that foll
CBS
Jan 11, 2010 7:00pm EST
the same. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, washington. now senate majority leader harry reid was not on that trip but he was busy today trying to explain his way out of a story that broke over the weekend. a new book quotes him as making racially insensitive remarks about then-candidate barack obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. as for the reaction, nancy cordes tells us it depends on who you ask. >> reporter: a besieged leader reid said today he has phoned the president and nearly three dozen black leaders in an attempt to undo the damage. >> i've apologized to everyone that... in the sound of my voice that i could have used a better choice of words. >> reporter: his words as reported in the new book "game change" are in 2008 when reid told the authors then-candidate obama had a real shot at the presidency because he was a "light skinned african american with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." the president has forgiven reid. >> there was nothing mean spirited in what he had to say and he's always been on the right side of the issues. >> reporter: but g.o.p. top b
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 6:30pm EST
president acknowledge tonight? i'm katie couric in washington. also tonight, toyota's deadly defect. >> we're in trouble! we can't... there's no brakes! >> couric: it's being called an iphone on steroids. a look at apple's new ipad and what it can do. and american kids putting heart and soul into helping the children of haiti. captioning sponsored by cbs >> couric: good evening, everyone. the congressional resolution is all very official, the house and senate will meet tonight for the purpose of receiving such communication as the president of the united states shall be pleased to make. and with that, president obama will deliver his first state of the union address. it will focus largely on the number-one issue on the minds of so many americans: jobs and the economy. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, he's got their attention. people want action, so what is he going to tell them. >> reporter: he's going to tell them essentially that he gets it. that he's going to put the economy at the very top of his agenda. with anxious americans demanding that he do more to turn
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 7:00pm EST
more washington programs, it's not about more federal spending. >> reporter: on health care reform, the president is expected to defend his plan vigorously, just as he did recently in ohio. >> i'm not going to walk away just because it's hard. >> reporter: that's sure to infuriate republicans who hoped it was dead. education will take a big step up on the president's agenda, exempted from the spending freeze. the budget will increase 6.2%. the president also will aggressively argue for regulating week and major climate change legislation. even many democrats question whether he can tackle so many big problems at the same time. >> i don't think he can. i don't think houdini can. >> reporter: the president will also propose doing away with "don't ask, don't tell", that's the pentagon policy for prohibiting openly gay men and women from serving in the military. katie? >> couric: chip reid. chip, thanks very much. now, earlier today at the white house i got a preview of the president's adress from his chief of staff, rahm emanuel. i began by asking him what mistakes the president will
CBS
Jan 12, 2010 7:06pm EST
but howard kurtz is the media reporter for the "washington post" and host of cnn's "reliable sources." basically, howie, you can explain what happened. conan o'brien threatened to walk saying he wasn't going to participate in the destruction of late night television at nbc, correct? >> katie, from the moment i heard about this cockamamie compromise that nbc cooked up to undo the original blunder of kicking jay leno off the "tonight show" i figured o'brien would bolt. it's humiliating to wait five years as he did for that prime real estate and be evicted by the very guy you replace. as you know, network television can be a brutal business and conan was not putting out the numbers. younger viewers love him but he lost much of the traditional tonight show audience as he slid into third place. >> couric: howie, stand by because you have the background but some of our viewers don't so let's go back to that report by sandra hughes. >> reporter: last night, conan o'brien's jokes were still on nbc. >> everybody now wants to know what my plans are. everyone's asking me. all i can say is i pla
CBS
Jan 4, 2010 6:30pm EST
may drive from vancouver to washington state or toronto to burlington, vermont, and fly from there. >> reporter: what's the likely economic impact, peter, on airlines and for that matter airports? >> reporter: american business spent $278 billion in travel internationally in 2008 so it's not an insignificant amount. if you lose airline revenue and airport revenue, that will force maybe them to relax these new rules. >> couric: all right, peter greenberg. peter, thanks very much. the terror trail leads back to yes, ma'am blen the airline plot was hatched. the suspect, umar farouk abdulmutallab, spent a lot of time there attending an arabic school and training with militants. al qaeda is believed to be planning an attack inside yemen's capital but today the government struck first. heather murdoch of the internet news site globalpost.com reports from san'a. >>. >> reporter: the american and british embassies stayed closed today. the diplomatic shutdown came amid signs that al qaeda was planning an attack on the capital. instead, the yemeni government took the fight to al qaeda, targe
CBS
Jan 5, 2010 6:30pm EST
chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." bob, as chip just mentioned, white house press secretary robert gibbs said today the president has full confidence in his national security officials but you're hearing otherwise? >> well, i tell you, katie, they may not be ready to officially confirm it at the white house, but when the president said today that we had the information to prevent this but it was not properly analyzed, that means there are going to be some changes made. we're hearing at least two top officials may be leaving before this is over, maybe more. the president, you remember, has come under whithering criticism that he didn't even understand how serious all this was. on christmas day the government was trying to minimize all, this was telling us it was safe to fly. today you saw the president come full circle, said he got lucky, we got lucky on this one, and that he not only wasn't afraid to show his anger, he seemed to want people to see it today, katie. i think, katie, there is a major shakeup coming. >> couric: all right. bob schieffer in wa
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
their customer interaction is like. >> couric: all right, nancy cordes in washington. thanks so much, nancy. for a complete list of the toyota models that have been recalled and there r no longer being sold, you can go to cbsnews.com. in other news tonight, the nation's credit card statement arrives today and it is another whopper. according to the congressional budget office, or c.b.o., the government is on track to spend $1.35 trillion more than it takes in this year. now, that's just a slight improvement from last year when it ran up $1.4 trillion in debt. so with voters angry about so-called runaway spending and president obama trying to win them back, he's proposing a spending freeze. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, i know this would be a limited freeze, so what kind of impact might it really have? >> reporter: well, not much, katie. if you look at the small print in this freeze plan, it would barely make a dent in those massive deficits. trying to prove he's serious about reigning in dangerously hi def sits, the president in the state of the union address wil
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